A Struggle Between Empires

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JIM WASHINGTON: The book publishing community is reeling as war breaks out between Hachette, one of the five biggest publishers in the industry, and Amazon, the online retail giant.

JIM WASHINGTON: Tonight our industry expert explains this fight, and why it’s important to all of us.

INDUSTRY EXPERT: It isn’t important, Jim. It isn’t important at all.

JIM WASHINGTON: What do you mean?

INDUSTRY EXPERT: Empires, Jim. They rise and they fall. An old empire fights against the growth of a new empire, and all we can do is sit by and watch the battles as they rage. In the end we will have replaced our old master with a new one, and life will continue as it always has.

INDUSTRY EXPERT: This is just another struggle between empires, Jim, and in the end the only difference is that the ring we kiss will be worn by another hand.

(Silence.)

JIM WASHINGTON: How are things at home?

INDUSTRY EXPERT: WORN BY ANOTHER HAND, JIM.

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